The January schedule for live and encore Metropolitan Opera performances broadcast in high definition at Cinemark in the Huntington Mall, Barboursville, and at Great Escape/Regal, in Nitro, is:
Jan. 16: "Aida" by Verdi, encore, 6:30 to 10:25 p.m. at Cinemark.
Jan. 19: "Maria Stuarda" by Donizetti, a live Met premiere, 12:55 to 4:10 p.m. at Cinemark and Great Escape/Regal.
Jan. 23: "The Trojans" by Berlioz, encore, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Cinemark.
Tickets are $22 or $20 for adults, $20 or $16 for seniors, $16 or $15 for children.
To inquire about complementary passes for live performances, call Cinemark at 304-763-6488 and Great Escape at 304-342-0316; for encore showings, call Cinemark at 304-344-9091.
Digital photo class
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Laura Moul will teach a three-part beginning digital photography class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at Paintbrush Studio, 303-A Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston. For more information, visit www.moulphotography.com or call 304-743-8281. Pre-registration is required. There is a fee for the classes that includes reference materials etc.
Comic book art
ATHENS, Ohio -- Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art will host an exhibition of artist Sandy Plunkett's comic book art from Jan. 25 through June 2.
"Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett" will feature about 50 works, exhibiting the progression from Plunkett's early days in the comic book industry to his recent independent and commercial works.
The Kennedy Museum of Art is free and open to the public, and is located on the Ohio University campus in Athens. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 740-593-1304 or go to www.ohio.edu/museum.
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